3 Tips for Layering Your Bed with Blankets During the Winter

With the winter months quickly approaching, it’s time to add an extra layer of warmth to your bed, and blankets are the obvious choice.  With so many options, though, how...
October 21, 2019 — Administrative Account

Antique Weaving Traditions: Our Week at The Marshfield School of Weaving

The Marshfield School of Weaving The Marshfield School of Weaving is situated in the gorgeous, mountainous town of Marshfield, Vermont.  Founded in 1974 by Norman Kennedy, the school predominantly specializes in...
September 09, 2019 — Administrative Account

Bates Mill Today: Baxter Brewing Company

When you visit the Bates Mill in Lewiston today, you can still hear the falls that powered the original textile machines that called the mill home for over a century....
August 16, 2019 — Administrative Account

Barn Frame Loom Reconstruction Adventure | Part II: Making String Heddles

Part II: Making String Heddles It's been a crazy spring and busy summer, but don't fret-- we haven't forgotten about our Barn Frame Loom Reconstruction Project!  While we wait on...
July 24, 2019 — Administrative Account

Monmouth Community Garden: Open for a 5th Season!

After a very wet, rainy, and chilly spring, the Monmouth Community Garden is finally ready for planting!  This summer marks the 5th season that the Bates Mill has hosted the garden...
June 25, 2019 — Administrative Account

Bed Blankets vs Throw Blankets

We get lots of questions regarding the difference between bed blankets versus throw blankets and thought a guide would be a helpful resource as you're shopping for blankets for your...
June 18, 2019 — Administrative Account

A Look at “Loom”: A Merrymeeting Arts Center Exhibit

Textiles surround us in our everyday life.  In fact, many of us are using a textile right now simply by being dressed. The towel you dried off with this morning? ...
May 29, 2019 — Administrative Account

Behind the Blanket: Maine Cabin Masters Makes a Bedspread

Recently, we had the wonderful opportunity to welcome the designer from Maine Cabin Masters, Ashley, into our facility to find a bedspread for one of their historical cabin renovations. For...
May 01, 2019 — Administrative Account

Barn Frame Loom Reconstruction Adventure | Part 1: Welcome, Loom

Part 1: Welcome, Loom Last October, an antique barn frame loom came into our possession at the Bates Mill. These large, historic looms got their name from the mortise and tenon joints...
April 22, 2019 — Administrative Account

Spring in Maine: It's More than Mud!

Today marks the official start of Spring, although it may not look like it just yet in Maine.  Still, the days are getting longer and the weather is slowly warming...
March 22, 2019 — Administrative Account

Winter Wonderland on Main Street in Monmouth, Maine

Winters in Maine can be long and cold, but when the snow blankets our small town, it can turn into a beautiful winter wonderland. We hope you enjoy taking a...
February 18, 2019 — Administrative Account

Pineland Farms | 5,000 Acres of Year-Round Activities in Southern Maine

Tucked away in the hills of rural Maine is a 5,000 acre campus and working farm that offers a public venue for recreation, education, business, special occasion celebrations and more....
January 28, 2019 — Administrative Account